Courage

I hope everyone is having a good week, my week could definitely be a bit better.

I didn’t draw this, but I came across this photo on Facebook. I love Oprah Winfrey and quotes.

But with this whole pandemic going on, I have been doing some soul searching and wanting to try new things. One of my dreams is to write a book, and become a published author. I have been working hard on brainstorming ideas, and manifesting my dream to the universe.

I believe that everyone has a goal inside of them. All you need is to dig deep within yourself, and let the universe know what you would like for yourself.

Day 24

I am currently planning on writing a life lesson, or a daily affirmation every day. These lessons have either been learned that day, or some point throughout my life. I hope that the lessons I have learnt throughout my years can help someone.

In life, we often fail, many times, more than we care to admit, but that doesn’t mean that we will never be able to reach success. We just have to continue to believe in ourselves, and never give up. Our goals normally take a lot of work, but that’s okay, because it wouldn’t feel as good to accomplish them if they were easy.

Regardless how many fails we have and go through. It does not make us a failure. Please refrain yourself from calling yourself that. We both know that, that is not true.

We may go through a lot of failed attempts with everything, but that does not mean that we can never feel the feeling of success, and feeling successful. In fact, we face a lot of failed attempts, before we reach success. Reaching success mostly comes from failures, and learning from our past mistakes, and realizing those solutions didn’t work.

Today, I will recognize that just because I have failed at something, that doesn’t mean I will never not be successful. It just means that I have to keep on trying to reach success. I have to learn and accept things from my past mistakes and failed attempts. It is usually right after a lot of failure, where we truly get to experience success. We must not give up, or else, we may never experience success.

Top Ten Tuesdays #21 – January 19th, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/ in your Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week is all about books that you meant to read last year, but the year got away from you, and you didn’t have a chance to read them. Perhaps you can read them this year, I know I will be doing that.

  1. The Queen’s Gambit
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I haven’t had the chance to read this book yet, but my interest grew, because I know there is a Netflix series. I have been waiting to get a copy from the library, so I haven’t had a chance to watch the show yet. But I am really excited to check this out. I have heard wonderful things about it. It’s crazy because this book was first published in 1983, and Netflix helped made this book more popular.

2. The Guest List

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I love reading thrillers, and this book is the perfect cozy mystery, where there is a murder at a wedding, and everyone there becomes a suspect.

3. Midnight Library

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There is a library that showcases books of what might have happened had you made different choices in your life. It is an enchanting tale. I can’t wait to get read it from the library.

4. Anxious People

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A bank robbery goes wrong, and the robber runs away from the bank and storms into an apartment of strangers at a viewing. The robber takes the group of strangers for hostage. The strangers realize that they have more in common then they had realized. They realize that they all have secrets and grievances. I have heard that it is an emotional, but humourous.

5. The Chef

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I first saw this book at the library, and I got it for my boyfriend to read. He didn’t read it in time, so I had bought it for him for his birthday. I still haven’t read it yet. I plan on reading it soon, since the story takes place just before Mardi Gras. A police detective and a food truck becomes Louisiana’s Most Wanted. He believes that his city is under attack. Although he isn’t exactly sure where what is going to happen, although he only knows that innocent lives are at risk.

6. Little House in the Big Woods

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I recently got reunited when I was organizing my belongings. This was in one of my containers from when I finally went through my belongings of my old room from my mom’s. I received the book set for my 13th birthday. It made me sad that my mom and I never finished this series, since life got too busy for us. It’s the real adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. A cherished story from generations about how her family prepared for cold winters, and how they worked together to ensure they were ready.

7. The Flight Attendant

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I kept on seeing the commercial for this show on the TV, and I came to the realization that it is a based off of a book. I was quite intrigued. I was so excited that I was able to get it from my library not too long ago. I just got to finish a few books before I start reading this book. I cannot wait! Cassandra who is a flight attendant and a binge drinker, so blackouts and not being able to remember the night before aren’t uncommon for her. One morning she finds herself waking up in a wrong hotel room, and a man who is laying in his own blood, dead. She has no memory of what happened, and she is far away from home.

8. The Secret Garden

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I bought this DVD not too long ago, and I have been meaning to watch it. But I have never read this book before, I would love to do that one day. It’s about a young English girl who moves from England to India after the traumatic loss of both her parents. Her memories of her parents are not pleasant since her parents were selfish, and neglectful. She moves to India to live with her uncle. Upon her arrival she is rude towards her uncle. Once he is away from their home, she discovers a walled garden that is always locked. She then hears a a sobbing sound somewhere in her uncle’s mansions, although the servants ignore her, or pretend they haven’t her concerns. The mystery sparks her interest and curiosity.

9. Charlotte’s Web

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The book about friendship, love and death. Charlotte tells her feelings to a pig named Wilbur, who he wants a friend. They express their love for a girl named Fern, who takes care of the pig on her family’s farm. This book always hold a spot in my heart. I loved this book for just over half of my life. I first read it in the seventh grade for a school project.

10. Where the Crawdads Sing

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Long ago, people suspected a quiet fishing village was haunted. Kya Clark who lives carefree in the wild. When one day, one of their villagers has died, everyone suspects Kya. But Kya isn’t who everyone thinks she is. She has one day of school, and she learns everything from the wild. There comes a time where she wants to be touched and yearned. Two men become attracted to her ability of being able to survive on her own. She begins to open herself up — until the unthinkable happens. In this thought provoking book about how isolation effects and influences our behaviours. I have heard many great things about this novel, especially since most of us have been isolation from the pandemic of the coronavirus. It is Delia Owens’ debut novel.

Day 19

I couldn’t really sleep the night before, so I decided it’s best to do something productive with my time. At the same I was always doing something to fall asleep, as well. I began reading some of my book, that helped a bit, but it still wasn’t enough. I began writing in my journal, because I thought maybe I was feeling a bit too stressed out about things. I started thinking about some writing ideas. After I released my thoughts, I just laid there, trying not to think about anything for a couple of minutes.

That didn’t work, so I put on my favourite show, Grey’s Anatomy. That is my comfort show, I must have watched it a million times already. And that seemed to do the trick.

Whenever I can’t fall asleep, I will try to do something productive with my time, instead of just laying there, tossing and turning in my bed. If that doesn’t work, I will try to resort into watching a show, or a movie to help me fall asleep. Or vow to myself to make an evening routine.

My 1600th Post

I feel so fortunate to have come this far. When I first started this blog, I had no idea, how popular this blog would have gotten. I am so thankful for my followers for their kind words and support throughout the past five and half years. Thank you so much.

From working on my blog, I felt like I have inspired many people. I have also inspired myself, and was able to accomplish some of my goals as well. I have done several challenges and projects already. I have done a Gratitude Challenge, Daily Decluttering, Advent Calendar of Kindness, and now I am currently working on my very own Happiness Project after becoming inspired by reading Gretchen Rubin’s book titled the same title. Feel free to go back and look at the following journeys.

If you feel inspired from this blog, I encourage you to spread the word to your family, and friends. I feel like I have a wide range of different topics for everyone’s interests.

I love my blog, and I hope that I am able to help others along the way. I hope that my community of followers can increase as well. I hope we have a great 2021. I hope it’s filled with joyous memories, and new adventures. Thank you again for all of your support. Please continue to support Three Yellow Daisies throughout the year, as well.

Know What You Are Connected To

Sometimes it’s better to make better habits, than resolutions. When you make resolutions, of let’s say losing weight, since it is a common resolution, and you don’t plan on either changing your dietary habits, or exercising habits. then you are setting yourself up for failure. You can’t expect to lose weight, if you aren’t willing to change your habits. So it is better to tell yourself to make healthier choices and habits when you can.

Although just know you are more than what you weight, how much money you have in the bank. Your happiness shouldn’t necessarily be tied to any of these following. You shouldn’t let what you don’t or do have has for happiness. It doesn’t really work like that.

I feel like it is healthy to have good habits for money, food and exercise. But you shouldn’t base your happiness off of these things. Your happiness lies in your heart and your mind.

Thankful Thursdays #28 January 7th, 2021

This is one of my favourite posts that I write because I write about what I am thankful of the things that has happened to me throughout the week. I would love to hear about what other people are thankful as well. Feel free to drop yours in the comments. 🙂

Here is my list…

  1. I got to hang out with my niece while my sister and her boyfriend were at work. My niece and I had a lot of fun!
  2. I helped my mom pack for her move. It was also nice to spend a bit of time with my mom.
  3. My sister bought us dinner.
  4. My boyfriend had an extra day off work, so him and I were able to spend more time together.
  5. Adding and decorating My Happiness Project binder. This is inspiring me to work on my resolutions.

Top Ten Tuesdays #19 – January 5th, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/ in your Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week is most anticipated book releases in 2021. Although I was planning on cutting back on spending money on books this year, I would love to see if my library has any of these.

  1. The Push

This is a debut novel by Ashley Audrain who is a local Canadian author. It is about a new mother who fears that her new baby doesn’t behave like the other children do. But her husband convinces that their daughter is just fine. But the more he tries to convince her that their daughter is fine, the more she doesn’t believe him. She begins to question her own sanity. But then life changes in an instant which makes her face the truth. This book is said to be a psychological page turner.

2. A Promised Land

This book explores Obama’s political career, to his reflections as America’s 44th President. I am really interested in reading this book. I heard many great things about Michelle Obama’s Becoming, although that is on my To Be Read List, too.

3. Pretty Little Wife

Another author’s debut novel. Lila and her husband live in a college town. This town there was a student who seemed to have vanished a few months ago. Now, Lila’s husband has gone missing. Although people seem to think that this is just a terrible coincidences. Everyone in the town is worried except for Lila. The police are seeking a connection, if there is any. Lila is confused about the disappearance of her missing husband, because she was the last person to see his body, and now he is gone.

4. Home Body

Kaur is always embracing growth, and self love. This book is filled with raw and honest poems about the past, present, and the journey of oneself.

5. The Greatest Secret

This is the fifth book, and it is about how your thoughts are more powerful than they appear to be. They shape our lives, because whatever we think will eventually happen to us. I would love to read the other four before I pick this book up.

6. The 4% Fix: How One Hour Can Change Your Life

I am really excited because I am slowly regaining my time management skills. I have thought about creating a “Power Hour” for myself, even before I heard about this book, so it’s exciting to read something you have already thought of. Although so far my Power Hour, is currently known as Chore Hour, which is what I used to spend time getting my chores down, and prepping dinner.

7. The Wrong Family

Juno moves in with this Winnie and Nigel Crouch, who appear to have the perfect house, marriage and son. As the days pass, she soon sees the cracks in everything, that everything isn’t as perfect as they seem. Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Nigel and Winnie, and she knows she shouldn’t continue eavesdropping, but she couldn’t stop. She realized that she has an opportunity to make this right, since she is a retired therapist. Although you would be wrong if Juno doesn’t have any secrets of her own.

8. Is This Anything?

Is This Anything? written by Jerry Seinfeld. For some reason, I had trouble downloading a photo of the book, but feel free to Google it. In this book, he has divided his sketches and monologues into a decades, ranging from the 70s to present. Although this was another book that was actually published in October 2020.

9. The Last Days of John Lennon

I haven’t actually read a James Patterson book before, but my mom, and Grandparents love reading his stories. I love The Beatles since my Mama would love listening to them throughout my childhood. I studied The Beatles in my music classes throughout elementary school, and I still remember those lessons. It was a lot of fun studying various musicians who had paved a way so our music can exist today, such as The Beach Boys and Elvis Presley. I am excited to read this book. Although when I was researching this book, I noticed that it was published near the end of last year.

10. Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick

I ran out of books that will be released next year, but this book was published on December 1st, 2020. It focuses on how we can train ourselves to be better, and make better habits. There are even a 21 day challenge on how to get started with our habits.

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My Apologies

I feel bad that I haven’t been as active as I wanted to be, in the past few days. On Tuesday, I babysat my niece. Then on Wednesday, my boyfriend had the day off, so I hung out with him. And then on Thursday I helped out my mom with her packing. I’ve been really busy today, trying to get things done around the house, since I have been fairly busy these past few days.

I am slowly starting to get caught up with all of my posts. I have appreciated the love and support throughout the week. Thank you everyone! 🙂

Holidaze

How to clean up from Christmas. Every year we find ourselves all stressed out, in a mess from all of the extra stuff we got. And sometimes, not to sound ungrateful, we don’t need all of these things.

But here are some simple solutions to help you out. Although some of these tips would have been helpful last week. But that’s okay, we can still fix this. And some of these tips help out with every day lives.

These tasks may seem daunting at first, but it really shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes, which is probably the length of your TV show.

Clean Your House as Much as You Can Before Leaving

Whenever you leave the house to go to a family gathering, especially those where you know you will be accepting gifts.

Sort Each Gift Bag

Once you come back from the event, you can bring to go through each bag. Perhaps you have gotten a duplicate, you can always give it back to another person, where you know they would appreciate it, too. Although please don’t give it back to the person who originally got it for you. Or perhaps you don’t like a gift. You can always donate it, too.

Assign a Home For Every Object

Keep like items together. Put books on the bookshelf, or on a coffee table, or a desk, because maybe you want to read it right away.

Sweep and Mop

Once you have finished a good sweep and mop will be a good idea. Or even a vacuum for all of the glitter from the gift bags.

Relax

Sit back and relax, reward yourself with a book, or a TV show.